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Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914

NARA M233. Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914.  

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Army Registers, 1798-1969

Registers of officers who served in the U.S. Army, 1798-1969 (scattered dates).  

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Board of Commissioners - Emancipation of Slaves in DC

NARA M520. Records of the Board of Commissioners for the Emancipation of Slaves in the District of Columbia, 1862-63.  

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Brady Civil War Photos FREE 

NARA T252. Brady coordinated a team of photographers to document the Civil War, resulting in over 5,600 portraits, landscapes, and battle scenes.  

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Census - US Federal 1860

NARA M653. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860 population schedules.  

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Civil War - MA 54th Infantry Regiment Records

NARA M1659. These are records of one of the first black Union regiments formed in the Civil War.  

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Civil War Horse Soldier Artifacts Collection FREE 

Images and descriptions of Union and Confederate Civil War artifacts, organized when available by the name of the soldier associated with the item.  

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Civil War Milestone Documents FREE 

View images of original documents representing some of the most historic milestones in U.S. Civil War history.  

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Civil War "Widows' Pensions" UPDATED

Approved pension applications of widows and other dependents of Civil War veterans who served between 1861 and 1910.  

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Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index

NARA T289. Pension applications for service in the US Army between 1861 and 1900, grouped according to the units in which the veterans served.  

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Civil War Maps FREE 

Maps, charts, and atlases depicting battles, troop positions and movements, engagements, and fortifications during the Civil War, 1861-1865.  

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Civil War - Official Records of Union and Confederate Navies

NARA M275. The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, was compiled and published by the Department of the Navy, 1894-1922.  

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Civil War Photos FREE 

Photographs taken primarily by Mathew B. Brady and his team of photographers during the Civil War.  

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Civil War Service Records (93 titles)

Compiled service records for the Civil War include each soldier's name, rank, details about his service, and often a physical description.  

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Civil War Subversion Investigations

NARA M797. Case files of the "Turner-Baker papers," relating to investigations of subversive activities in the Civil War.  

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Confederate Amnesty Papers

NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.  

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Confederate Casualty Reports

NARA M836. Lists of killed, wounded, and missing soldiers, together with narrative reports of the action, submitted after battles.  

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Confederate Citizens File

NARA M346. Known as the "Citizens File," these original records pertain to goods furnished or services rendered to the Confederate government by private individuals or business firms.  

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Confederate Navy Subject File

NARA M1091. Records from the Confederate Navy during the Civil War, organized by subjects ranging from ships to prisoners of war.  

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Court Slave Records for DC

NARA M433. Records of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Relating to Slaves, 1851-63, including emancipation and manumission papers.  

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Custer's Court Martial FREE 

NARA T1103. This 352-page publication contains documents relating to the 1867 court martial of George Armstrong Custer at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  

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Final Statements, 1862-1899

Final statements of deceased soldiers of the U.S. Infantry during and after the Civil War. Digitized from NARA textual records.  

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Foreign Burial of American War Dead FREE 

Records of American soldiers and sailors buried abroad, dating back to the earliest wars and military conflicts in U.S. history.  

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General Orders of Confederate War Dept

NARA M901. Four volumes of general orders and numbered circulars issued by the Confederate War Department, with name and subject index.  

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Heitman's Register and Dictionary of the US Army FREE 

Alphabetical lists of officers who served in the United States Army from 1789 to 1903, with supporting charts, tables, and military history.  

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Indian Wars Service Record Index

NARA M629. Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during the Indian wars and disturbances from 1815 to 1858.  

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Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1861-1870

NARA M619. Letters received by the Adjutant General's Office, 1860-70, during and after the Civil War period.  

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Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1871-1880

NARA M666. Unbound letters, with their enclosures, received by the Adjutant General, 1871-1880.  

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Letters Received by Commission Branch, 1863-1870

NARA M1064. Letters and their enclosures received by the Commission Branch of the Adjutant General's Office, 1863-70.  

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Letters Received by Commission Branch, 1874-1894

NARA M1395. Letters Received by the Appointment Commission and Personal (ACP) Branch, within the Adjutant General's Office, 1871-1894 (Record Group 94).  

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Lincoln Assassination Papers FREE 

NARA M599. Reports, correspondence, and testimony of persons connected with the Lincoln assassination trial. Also exhibits, court martial proceedings, and contemporary issues of the Daily National Intelligencer.  

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Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863-2013 FREE 

Medal of Honor recipients, published in two volumes, 1863-1978 and 1979-2013.  

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Naval Enlistment Weekly Returns, 1855-1891

NARA M1953. U.S. Navy enlistment records during the Civil War, including 6 years prior and 26 years after the war.  

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Navy and Marine Corps Officers, 1775-1900 FREE 

Callahan's List of Navy and Marine Corps Officers is a register of officers who served in the United States Navy and Marine Corps between 1775 and 1900.  

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Navy Casualty Reports, 1776-1941

These reports document casualties of Navy personnel, whether by enemy action, accident, imprisonment, or disease. Deaths in both wartime and peacetime are covered.  

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Navy Survivors' Certificates

NARA M1469. These files document the name, age, residence, date and place of birth of Navy veterans submitted between 1861 and 1910.  

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Navy Survivors' Originals (Disapproved)

NARA M1408. Disapproved pension application files of U.S. Navy veterans who served between 1861 and 1910.  

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Navy Widows' Certificates

NARA M1279. Approved pension applications of widows and other dependents of U.S. Navy veterans who served between 1861 and 1910.  

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Navy Widows' Originals (Disapproved)

NARA M1274. Disapproved pension applications of widows and other dependents of U.S. Navy veterans who served between 1861 and 1910.  

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New York Civil War Regiment Lists

Published lists of commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates organized in New York during the U.S. Civil War.  

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New York State Adjutant General Reports, 1846-1995

Annual reports submitted to the New York State Legislature, 1846-1995, by the Adjutant General of the NY National Guard.  

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New York State Military Museum Photos (Civil War - Vietnam War) FREE 

Over a thousand photographs of men and their regiments serving from New York, mostly in the Civil War area, but in later conflicts, too.  

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Pension Numerical Index

NARA A1158. Pensions indexed by number for Army or Navy service in the Civil War and later, 1860-1934.  

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Rendezvous Reports Index - Civil War

NARA T1099. An index to rendezvous reports during the Civil War, 1861-1865.  

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Southern Claims (6 titles)

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Sultana Disaster, April 1865 FREE 

NARA M1878. Records relating to the April 27, 1865, explosion of the steamer "Sultana," including lists of those aboard the ship.  

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Union Citizens File

NARA M345. Documents relating to civilians who came into contact with the Army during the Civil War, including deserters, thieves, and spies.  

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